Posts by Kate Dalton-Hoffman

Jelly Bean Rolling Out to Canadian Galaxy Nexus Phones

Reports are confirming that Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones on all major Canadian providers.  While you should be notified when the update is ready for you to download, you can also check manually.  To do so:  Go to settings, scroll to “About Phone”, and then tap “Software Updates” to check.  The OTA will only… Read more

eBay Updates Android Version to 2.0- Offers Simplified Navigation, Up to 12 photos Per Listing, & Improved My eBay List Access

eBay has updated it’s Android app to version 2.o.  Along with noticeable visual changes, this revision offers: optimized eBay Motors experience (US only, more countries to be added shortly), improved My eBay list access, simplified navigation, ability to view bidding history on an item, ability to add up to 12 photos when listing an item, ability for… Read more

Android Activations Reach Half a Billion; News Announced the Night Before Apple’s iPhone 5 Event

Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google, Andy Rubin, has announced via Twitter that “there have been half a billion android activations to date, with over 1.3m added every day”.  This information comes right before Apple’s big announcement about the iPhone 5 tomorrow and we should not overlook that this was most likely shared… Read more

HTC Thunderbolt to Finally Receive Ice Cream Sandwich in LiquidSmooth ROM Form

While the HTC Thunderbolt may have been lost in the shuffle for an official ICS update, LiquidSmooth and XDA have teamed up to bring the Android device a milestone update.  Their conjoined effort is promising to fix bugs and bring the long anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich to an “old” smartphone. According to a post by an XDA member, the collaborative… Read more

Amazon to Announce Smartphone at Event Tomorrow

In anticipation of Amazon’s live event tomorrow, much information has been leaked concerning  the updated Kindle Fire and new backlit “Paperwhite” Kindle e-reader.  Tonight we’ve learned of one more possible leak- a smartphone that “runs a variant of the Kindle Fire’s Android-based operating system”.  While sources say it’s unfinished, it’s expected… Read more